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Stefon Jackman: Profile + Interview

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Stefon Jackman: Profile

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Full name

Stefon Jackman

Age

27

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

St Lucy, Barbados

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Story Editor

How long have you been doing it?

5 Years

Fav Song

Street Dreams - Nas

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Favourite Artists are : Jay-Z , Nas & Michael Jackson

Fav Movie

Star Wars Episode V

Fav Actor/Actress

Will Smith

Fav Clothing brand

Zara, H&M

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Annie Leibovitz

Fav Sport to watch

Baseball

Fav Sport to play

Baseball

 

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Stefon Jackman: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Success

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Just a big city kid with big city dreams of being a professional photographer.

Why do you do what you do?

I’ve always wanted to create a visual journal so that people can see Toronto through my eyes, as well as the places I come across in my travels.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I've been inspired by friends and family that have always told me to get into this back when I was in high school, only problem was I couldn’t afford a camera.   I used to practice on my cousin’s manual Nikon FM10 to kind of grasp the basics of photography, it was that event that led to me wanting to take photography seriously and pursue it as a career.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Trying to be someone i wasn’t at one point in my life - growing up helped me overcome this and taught me to always be myself.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Oh boy….the list is too long, i’d be going on forever listing all the people that have inspired my craft (haha)

 

And i’ve never been told that i’ve inspired anybody, maybe I have…nobody’s ever told me though.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Time management and prioritization have always been an issue for me in photography and in my personal life, I’ve learned over the years to make more time for the people I love and to focusing on finishing tasks before I start new complex ones.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I’m currently working on building my personal website to showcase my works.  Also building a blog off that website that I will be posting weekly on starting in 2016.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Just be yourself, patience is the key to success.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

May The Force Be With You!

 

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Website // Instagram